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May 13, 2024
SpaceX launches 23 Starlink satellites from Florida

Washington DC (UPI) May 12, 2024
SpaceX launched 23 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Sunday night, bringing the total number of Starlink satellites in orbit to just over 6,000. This was the 15th mission for the reusable booster rocket, which launches the spacecraft into orbit, largely under the power of a million pounds of rocket-grade kerosene. Nine of its launches have been Starlink missions. After separation, the booster returned to the drone ship called A Shortf ... read more

Looking to the Stars: The Science Behind Different Solar Eclipses
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 13, 2024
For the keen-eyed astronomers among us, it's rapidly approaching eclipse season. With a total lunar eclipse set to occur in North America on April 8, 2024, there's never been a better time to learn ... more
Third time could prove lucky for aurora viewers around the world
Washington (AFP) May 13, 2024
Anyone who missed the dazzling auroras dancing across night skies earlier this weekend will get another chance Sunday evening, as the powerful geomagnetic storm hitting the Earth is expected to intensify yet again. ... more
US to raise concerns at first China AI talks
Washington (AFP) May 13, 2024
The United States and China will hold their first talks on artificial intelligence on Tuesday, with Washington set to raise concerns about Beijing's use of the fast-emerging technology, US officials said. ... more
Pakistan sends Cubesat to lunar orbit with China's assistance
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 11, 2024
In a significant advancement in lunar exploration collaboration, China has transferred satellite data from the Chang'e 6 mission to Pakistan. The data, collected by a cube satellite named ICUBE-Q, w ... more
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Estonia summons Russian envoy over GPS jamming
Tallinn (AFP) May 8, 2024
Estonia on Wednesday summoned Russia's charge d'affaires over GPS interference, which the NATO member said was Russian "hybrid activity" that had disrupted civilian air traffic. ... more
SpinLaunch appoints new CEO to drive next phase
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 11, 2024
SpinLaunch, known for enabling rapid and sustainable low-cost access to space, has announced a leadership shift to steer the company's further expansion and commercialization of its innovative space ... more
Manta Ray UUV moves closer to operational readiness after successful tests
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 02, 2024
In February and March 2024, the Manta Ray uncrewed underwater vehicle (UUV) prototype, developed by Northrop Grumman, underwent comprehensive in-water testing off Southern California's coast. The te ... more
Princeton physicists reveal the microscopic basis of a new form of quantum magnetism
Princeton NJ (SPX) May 10, 2024
Not all magnets are the same. When we think of magnetism, we often think of magnets that stick to a refrigerator's door. For these types of magnets, the electronic interactions that give rise to mag ... more


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AI Ethics in the Digital Afterlife: Safeguards Needed to Avoid Unwanted AI "Hauntings"
London, UK (SPX) May 10, 2024
The prospect of interacting with digital avatars of deceased individuals, facilitated by advancements in artificial intelligence, poses potential psychological risks, according to a new study from t ... more
Using MRI, engineers have found a way to detect light deep in the brain
Boston MA (SPX) May 11, 2024
Scientists often label cells with proteins that glow, allowing them to track the growth of a tumor, or measure changes in gene expression that occur as cells differentiate. While this techniqu ... more
AI systems are already deceiving us -- and that's a problem, experts warn
Washington (AFP) May 10, 2024
Experts have long warned about the threat posed by artificial intelligence going rogue - but a new research paper suggests it's already happening. ... more
A better way to control shape-shifting soft robots
Boston MA (SPX) May 10, 2024
Imagine a slime-like robot that can seamlessly change its shape to squeeze through narrow spaces, which could be deployed inside the human body to remove an unwanted item. While such a robot d ... more
High-throughput device streamlines advanced material synthesis
London, UK (SPX) May 07, 2024
A new device developed at the University of Birmingham allows for the rapid production of nanomaterial libraries using eco-friendly mechanochemical methods. Dr. Jason Stafford, a researcher at ... more


Quantum advances enhance understanding of high-temperature superconductors

Experiment Allows for Potential Millions of Qubits on Single Chip
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 07, 2024
In the ongoing quest for a viable quantum computer, global researchers are exploring numerous qubit technologies, yet a consensus on the optimal qubit type remains elusive. Qubits, the core of ... more
Ariane 6 set to launch 3Cat-4 CubeSat for Earth observation
Paris, France (SPX) May 09, 2024
Ariane 6, Europe's latest heavy-lift launcher, is set for its inaugural flight, carrying multiple missions each tasked with unique objectives ranging from Earth observation to technology testing in ... more
Capella Space launches automated vessel detection service
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 07, 2024
Capella Space Corp., a US-based provider of satellite data solutions, has launched its AI-driven Vessel Classification service for high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. This servic ... more
EarthCARE satellite set for launch
Paris, France (SPX) May 06, 2024
Recently, ESA's EarthCARE satellite was removed from its transport container at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, beginning an intensive period of preparation for its upcoming launch. The tea ... more
Redwire to supply antennas for Rocket Lab's SDA Tranche 2 satellites
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 07, 2024
Redwire Corporation (NYSE: RDW) has been chosen by Rocket Lab USA, Inc (NASDAQ: RKLB) to supply antennas and RF hardware for the Space Development Agency's (SDA) Transport Layer Tranche 2 Beta varia ... more

Satellogic unveils expansive high-resolution image dataset for AI training
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 03, 2024
Satellogic Inc. (NASDAQ: SATL) has made public a substantial open dataset from its collection. This dataset is composed of approximately 3 million unique location images, doubling to 6 million with ... more
Starfish Space and D-Orbit successfully conduct satellite rendezvous
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 08, 2024
In a significant development in space logistics, Starfish Space and D-Orbit have successfully completed an on-orbit rendezvous between Starfish's Otter Pup and D-Orbit's ION SCV006 satellite. The co ... more
NASA Field Geology Training Enhances Artemis Mission Support
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 10, 2024
In preparation for the Artemis missions, NASA staff including engineers, managers, and flight directors, recently engaged in a field geology course in Northern Arizona's volcanic terrain. This train ... more
A perfect tidal storm: HD 104067 planetary architecture creating an incandescent world
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 10, 2024
In an eye-opening revelation, University of California - Riverside astrophysicist Stephen Kane was taken aback by the extreme conditions of a newly studied planet. Initial disbelief prompted him to ... more
Evidence of atmosphere discovered on rocky exoplanet 55 Cancri e
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 10, 2024
A collaborative study involving multiple research institutions including NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of New Mexico, recently published in Nature, reveals that the exoplanet 5 ... more
HKU scientists develop new method to detect universe's earliest stars
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 10, 2024
Astrophysicists from The University of Hong Kong have unveiled a new technique to detect the universe's first stars, known as Population III stars. These stars, primarily composed of hydrogen and he ... more
Novel Methodology Reveals Early X-ray Emissions of Gamma-Ray Bursts Across Cosmic Distances
Paris, France (SPX) May 10, 2024
Scientists at ICRA and ICRANet have developed an innovative approach that significantly enhances the observation of early X-ray emissions from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), utilizing the cosmological tim ... more
Mu Space Secures Key Thai Government Approvals to Enhance Space Tech and Smart Electronics
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 10, 2024
mu Space has recently obtained two critical approvals from the Board of Investment (BOI) in Thailand, signifying major advancements in space technology and smart electronics. These endorsements high ... more

AI in Earth observation: a force for good
Paris, France (ESA) May 10, 2024
The upcoming launch of the Fsat-2 mission is a prime example of the pioneering work that ESA does in the field of AI in Earth observation. But when it comes to AI, hopes and fears abound in eq ... more
Exploring asteroid Apophis using miniature satellites
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 09, 2024
The scenario could be lifted straight from a disaster novel: On Friday, April 13, 2029-a date that alone might evoke unease-the asteroid known as (99942) Apophis will make a remarkably close approac ... more
OTPS calls for community feedback to shape lunar non-interference policies
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 09, 2024
NASA's Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy (OTPS) is soliciting input from the lunar community through a new Lunar Non-Interference Questionnaire to aid in developing a framework for managing ... more
SpaceX Starlink flight lifts off in Florida; 2nd launch of day planned for California later
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2024
SpaceX on Wednesday launched 23 Starlink satellites from NASA's Kennedy Space Center Florida. ... more
Boeing's Starliner flight delayed again for oxygen tank valve replacement
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2024
Boeing's Starliner crew flight test has been pushed back another week as United Launch Alliance plans to replace a part of the spacecraft. ... more
Chang'e 6 mission successfully achieves lunar orbit
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 09, 2024
The Chang'e 6 probe has successfully entered lunar orbit, the China National Space Administration confirmed. The spacecraft executed a critical braking maneuver under the guidance of experts at the ... more
Where space weather originates
Paris, France (SPX) May 09, 2024
The Virtual Space Weather Modelling Centre, through a collaborative effort, has developed a simulation that visualizes the initiation of space weather. The model demonstrates the emergence of a flux ... more
Boeing Starliner crewed mission postponed to May 17
Washington (AFP) May 8, 2024
The first crewed launch of Boeing's Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station has been pushed to May 17 after engineers said a faulty rocket valve needs to be replaced for the high-stakes mission, NASA said Tuesday. ... more

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